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How Michelle Obama helped Black women be their authentic selves

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How Michelle Obama helped Black women be their authentic selves

By Sophia A. Nelson via

As we slide into Women’s History Month with Black History Month now in the rearview mirror, I can’t help but feel a sense of great pride in all the amazing things we see Black women of our time accomplishing at this moment.

Whether it’s the obvious with my soror, Madam Vice President Kamala Harris’ ascension to the second-highest office in the land; or my other soror Rosalind Brewer about to take over the helm at Walgreens…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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